The project by Saddle Butte Pipeline LLC would be made up of smaller pipelines that would gather oil at well pads and other points. A larger pipeline would then move the oil south to a distribution center near Interstate 40 in western New Mexico.
Experts say the San Juan Basin is on the verge of a shale-oil boom and the pipeline would ensure the oil developed as a result gets to market.
Environmentalists worry that the pipeline would open the door to at least a five-fold increase in production in the basin.
The comment period will end Jan. 30.